Marysville Getchell High School students Kendall Leonard and Jerahmy Umayam were recognized for their academics and involvement in their school as the March Students of the Month.
The Student of the Month award is given by the Marysville Soroptimist and Kiwanis clubs to honor Marysville School District students who take part in their community and are active at their schools.
Kendall Leonard is active in her community and her school.
At Pinewood Elementary she volunteers as a Science Club assistant. While there she helps to run science groups for elementary school students, creates lesson plans and assists with demonstrations.
She also volunteers at the Purrfect Pals cat sanctuary in Arlington, where she is a cat care assistant who helps with office duties and creating a positive environment for the cats waiting for adoption there.
At Getchell high school she is a part of the Latin Club and was treasurer during her sophomore year.
As treasurer Kendall helped run the club and organize funds for group outings.
In 2018 and 2019 she attended the Junior Classical League, a three-day Latin camp, and took home four third-place ribbons and one first-place ribbon during her competitions there.
Kendall lettered in band during her junior year. She was also accepted into the National Honor Society in 2019.
At her high school she has also been an active part of the Writing for Publication club at her school, where she has served as vice-president, co-president and president over the last three years.
The club designed and published magazines. She helped create meeting agendas, ran meetings and organized community gatherings with the club in her leadership roles.
Jerahmy Umayam is a Getchell student that has been a part of Marysville School District’s NJROTC program since 2018.
The student leadership program teaches basic Navy knowledge and other skills to high school students.
During his junior year Jerahmy was the Company Operations Officer where he helped to schedule and keep track of events.
This year he is the Company Commanding Officer and is in charge of the overall guidance of the unit.
In his sophomore year he also received the U.S. Navy Scholastics Excellence Award.
He has been a part of the armed drill team since 2019 where he performs military marching movements with 1903 Springfield rifles.
Currently Jerahmy is the commander for the team and is responsible for scheduling practices, creating routines and organizing equipment.
For the last few years he has also been a part of the competition color guard, which practices detail-oriented military movements.
Outside of NJROTC, Jerahmy has also been a member of the LINK Crew since May 2020.
The club pairs upperclassmen with freshman to help guide new students through the high school and ease the transition for incoming students.
In 2018 Jerahmy was given the YMCA Volunteer of the Year award and he has received the Presidential Volunteer Service Medal twice as well.
Since 2015 he has been learning martial arts at UWTA Taekwondo and has been a certified instructor for about two years.